UK time is: 06:50:38
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Whelan: Hughes Should Succeed Fergie

It's unlike Wigan chairman Dave Whelan to have a view on footballing matters not to do with his club but he believes Manchester United should get Mark Hughes to takeover from Sir Alex Ferguson when he decides to retire.

Ferguson who is now on a one year rolling contract having gone back on his decision to retire in 2002. However when he does finally decide to leave Whelan, a former Rovers player, believes that there is no better man for the job than Hughes.

'Mark is my automatic choice to be Manchester United's next manager,' Whelan told the Manchester Evening News.

'No-one wants to see Sir Alex Ferguson calling time on a wonderful career but when he does stand down, I would have Hughes taking over. The lad wore the red shirt with pride and is still revered by United fans and is by far the finest British contender for what is one of the biggest jobs in world football.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 30 2006

Time: 3:24PM

Your Comments

That Whelan has an opinion on everything he should shut his mouth once in a while.
mjones
I don't think Whelan knows when to be quiet. However, I am sure United fans would love to have one of their heroes at the helm when fergie retires, and lets face it, there is not one person who plays or watches or is involved in football that can doubt what a good job he has done at blackburn thi season. good luck to him, wotever he does
Ollie Sheehan
Hughsey will never leave us, united can keep their creasy mits off
Blackburntillidie
He is a good manager but I think that he needs to prove himself at a higher level before he can take such a job.
simmy8_2000
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Bowyer: Best Win Of The Season (Monday November 24 2014)

Robbo Told To Fight (Monday November 24 2014)

Stats: Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United (Saturday November 22 2014)

Rovers Preview: Leeds United (Saturday November 22 2014)

Rovers Linked With Lawrence?? (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Robbo Wants Out (Sunday November 16 2014)

Final Weekend Details Revealed (Sunday November 16 2014)

Break Comes At The Right Time (Thursday November 13 2014)

Fulham Ponder Tunnicliffe Recall?? (Wednesday November 12 2014)

Football Aid 2015 - Play at Ewood Park! (Monday November 10 2014)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Middlesbrough 18 9 5 4 14 32
4. Ipswich 18 8 7 3 8 31
5. Brentford 18 9 4 5 2 31
6. Blackburn 18 8 6 4 4 30
7. Watford 18 8 5 5 10 29
8. Forest 18 7 7 4 6 28
9. Charlton 18 6 10 2 2 28

Breaking League News

Phelan: It's A Great Opportunity
Norwich : 28/11/2014 06:00:00
Away attendance tracker to be used for Forest trip
Leeds Utd : 27/11/2014 21:08:00
BWFC: Three Years On
Bolton : 27/11/2014 21:00:00
LUFC Leeds United v Derby County Team News
Leeds Utd : 27/11/2014 20:55:00
Former players shipped out on loan deadline day
Leeds Utd : 27/11/2014 20:33:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Blackburn Rovers Man of the Match against Leeds United?
Suggested By:  Walker
Steele 20%
Baptiste 0%
Hanley 0%
Duffy 0%
Olsson 0%
Cairney 0%
Evans (Off 89) 20%
Williamson (Off 65) 0%
Marshall 0%
Rhodes 50%
Gestede (Off 74) 0%
Substitute: Tunnicliffe (65) 0%
Substitute: Varney (74) 0%
Substitute: Taylor (89) 10%